"We are visiting places that prove what Americans can do. We are the most productive, competitive workers in the world."
"We are trying to challenge the cynicism; we are trying to register, educate and activate, while also building a base."
Carter came of legal age in 1749; by then he owned 6500 acres of land and 100 slaves. Within his lifetime he freed 452 slaves, and more following his death.
He said that in order to correct the heart problem in America, the people had to be the nation's "moral defibrillator."
In his final address as president before a DNC, Obama delivered a forceful message: that the time had come to once again make history.
The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is on the rise in the politics of this country.
"The People's Convention" opened to a crowd of enthusiastic activists at the historic Arch Street Friends Meeting House in downtown Philadelphia.
The historic nomination takes on significance, because it comes at a time when women's rights are under attack by Republicans in state after state across this country.
"I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well," wrote Jordan.
Rep. Alan Grayson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Jim Hightower were among the cavalcade of progressives who made appearances.